Archaeologists at Gloucester City Museum found this roof tile with cat paw prints on them.
The tile was originally dug up in Gloucester, UK, around 1969, along with about a thousand others. It dates to as far back as AD100. The 20,000-year-old tile is a type called ‘tegula’ and was used for building rooftops. The museum suspects a cat must have walked across the wet tiles while being dried out in the sun.
The city considers this to be a fascinating discovery, since “dog paw prints, people’s boot prints and even a piglet’s trotter print have all been found on tiles from Roman Gloucester, but cat prints are very rare,” Councillor Lise Noakes from Gloucester City said.